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Diabetes

There is currently no good evidence that people with type 2 diabetes should avoid eating eggs. For an overview of the subject of diabetes and eating eggs, please see our introductory page on eggs and diabetes. Alternatively you can read the latest individual pieces of research on eggs and diabetes below.

Intake of different dietary proteins and risk of type 2 diabetes in men: the Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study. 11/04/2017

Abstract The roles of different dietary proteins in the aetiology of type 2 diabetes (T2D) remain unclear. We investigated the associations of dietary proteins with the risk of incident T2D in...

Eggs and type 2 diabetes: Current evidence suggests no cause for concern in the short-term 14/02/2017

Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is one of the most common chronic diseases worldwide (van Dieren et al. 2010) and therefore nutritional guidelines to prevent and manage this disease and its...

Egg ingestion in adults with type 2 diabetes: effects on glycemic control, anthropometry, and diet quality—a randomized, controlled, crossover trial 01/12/2016

Abstract Background The inclusion of eggs as part of a healthful diet for adults with diabetes is controversial. We examined the effects of including eggs in the diet of adults with type 2 diabetes...

Egg consumption and risk of incident type 2 diabetes: a dose-response meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies. 01/06/2016

Abstract Experimental data suggest that egg intake could have a beneficial impact on several risk factors for type 2 diabetes. In contrast, some recent epidemiological studies have concluded that egg...

Egg consumption and risk of type 2 diabetes: a meta-analysis of prospective studies 06/01/2016

Background Observational data on the association between egg consumption and risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) have been inconsistent. Because eggs are a good source of protein and micronutrients...

One Egg per Day Improves Inflammation when Compared to an Oatmeal-Based Breakfast without Increasing Other Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Diabetic Patients. 11/05/2015

Abstract There is concern that egg intake may increase blood glucose in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). However, we have previously shown that eggs reduce inflammation in patients at...

Egg consumption and risk of incident type 2 diabetes in men: the Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study 01/04/2015

Background The prevalence of type 2 diabetes (T2D) is increasing around the world. Eggs are a major source of cholesterol, which has been associated with elevated blood glucose and an increased risk...

The effect of a high-egg diet on cardiovascular risk factors in people with type 2 diabetes: the Diabetes and Egg (DIABEGG) study—a 3-mo randomized controlled trial 11/02/2015

Background Previously published research that examined the effects of high egg consumption in people with type 2 diabetes (T2D) produced conflicting results leading to recommendations to limit egg...

Dietary Protein Is Important in the Practical Management of Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes 01/01/2015

Abstract Many misconceptions surround the role of dietary protein in the management of diabetes. Although dietary recommendations for managing diabetes have changed greatly over the centuries,...

A high-protein breakfast induces greater insulin and glucose-dependent insulinotropic peptide responses to a subsequent lunch meal in individuals with type 2 diabetes. 24/12/2014

BACKGROUND: The previous meal modulates the postprandial glycemic responses to a subsequent meal; this is termed the second-meal phenomenon. OBJECTIVE: This study examined the effects of high-protein...